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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Arsons worry Kelso residents

South Kelso residents are on edge after the latest in a string of fires targeted a home where two residents were sleeping Tuesday morning.

Attorney questions credibility of memo from former Yakima police captain in 2014 officer-involved shooting

A retired Yakima police captain who, in recently filed legal papers, called a 2014 officer-involved shooting unjustified had earlier said the officer did not violate police procedures in the incident.

Longview schools recognized for healthy habits

Schools in Longview are being recognized yet again for their commitment to physical fitness and healthy eating.

Kelso fire fatality determined accidental

The fatal Sept. 16 Kelso house fire probably was started by carelessly discarded smoking materials and was an accident, according to Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue.

Justice William O. Douglas’ widow among speakers who’ll honor him at museum event

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas' fourth wife, to whom he was married when he died in 1980, will be among the speakers at the Yakima Valley Museum's event "The Legal and Environmental Legacy of Justice William…

Senior citizen prom takes couples back to the big band era

Leona Cliffton didn’t go to her high school senior prom. Although she went to every dance at Kelso’s Glide Hall, by the time prom came around during her last year at Kelso High in 1949 she was already married.

Hit-and-run driver slams into West Longview restaurant

The driver of a dark-colored Nissan SUV rammed into Mary’s Bar and Grill in West Longview early Wednesday morning and fled after causing a still-undetermined amount of damage.

Tough choices ahead for Longview facilities committee, board members

It could be back to the drawing board for Longview’s school district’s facilities committee.

Fire officials step up hunt for arsonist

After firefighters responded to yet another arson fire Tuesday, officials have stepped up efforts to catch those responsible.

KOMO Reports Ranting of Gun Advocates at Olympia Rally After Cascade Mall Shooting

… on certain types of guns. KOMO's story on these … of the Capitol building told KOMO that because "99.9 … than the pro-gun arguments that KOMO, a respectable news institution, has … all of this, and what KOMO doesn't give a …

Meet the finalists for Woodland’s director of public works

The city of Woodland is inviting the public to meet the finalists for the city’s Public Works Director position Tuesday.

Ike student recovering after Friday collapse at high school

YAKIMA, Wash. -- A 15-year-old Eisenhower High School student is in satisfactory condition today in a Tacoma hospital, days after a Friday collapse which required CPR and the use of an AED machine.

Fighting Fall with a Big Bowl of Soup

The Best Defense for This Season in Seattle Is a Big Bowl of Soup by Angela Garbes I have a hard time letting go of summer. I hold on to it desperately, jumping into Lake Washington even as the temperature of the water drops, until finally a cold autumnal reality knocks summer out of me. But the sunlight is fading. In a little over a month, we'll set the clocks back, a small act of rebellion against the inevitable darkness seeping in. The air is already crisp and carries with it the undeniable scent of dry leaves and change. Food helps, of course. Around this time every year, I starting repeating in my head like a mantra three words I read off a sandwich board in front of Bob's Quality Meats in Columbia City a few years back: "Braising for Autumn." It's a reminder that while fall is cold and dark, it's also the coziest season, one meant for letting things burble on the stove for hours as you lie on the couch. It's the season for soups. You're probabl..

KOMO retracts interview with woman who claimed to witness Cascade Mall shooting

On Saturday, Sept. 25, KOMO shared an interview with a … her description of what happened. KOMO is working with the woman …

Museum opens with 
dynamic celebration 
of black experience

WASHINGTON — In a dim, quiet back room in the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a gray-haired man paused in front of a bronze casket, and he stood to pay his last respects to Emmett Till.

Yakima County pot producers, processors unified in fight to stay in business

Jamie Muffett hopes to keep Sticky Budz, a marijuana producing and processing business he’s running, in operation — and he’s willing to fight to make sure it does.

Forum shines spotlight on sexual harassment of farm workers

A woman forced to have sex with a supervisor to keep her job with a large lettuce grower.

Central Washington rolls past Dixie State

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — No on could blame Josh Thompson on Saturday if his head was on a swivel.

Longview man faces meth trafficking allegations

A Longview man suspected of trafficking methamphetamine is lodged in the Cowlitz County Jail following his arrest Tuesday by police agents in Columbia and Cowlitz counties.

Carbon monoxide part of Hemlock Street suicide attempt

The individual who attempted suicide in an apartment at 1705 Hemlock St. Tuesday tried to do so by mixing two chemicals together to make poisonous carbon monoxide, officials say.